Why keeping makeup too long can be dangerous

       
February 16th, 2011 | Contributed by:

Why keeping makeup too long can be dangerous It's natural to want to get the most use out of your products, but in many cases, makeup will expire before we get the chance to use all of it.

Rather than holding on to your foundation for years at a time, it may be wiser to chuck it in the long run – even if you think you're being more resourceful, holding on to makeup too long can lead to unsightly infections.

"If old makeup is contaminated with facial oils, it can cause acne, and if fungal spores or other infectious particles have found a home in your makeup, you risk cross contamination," CBS42.com reports.

According to the news source, you should aim to replace liquid-based makeup after approximately 90 days. If you feel like you'll have trouble remembering, label your makeup with the date on which you opened it.

On that same note, it's probably wise to avoid sharing makeup with others.

"Never use someone else's makeup. Never share makeup. Never share eye drops because the tip of the bottle can be contaminated," Dr. Kathleen Busby told the news source.

       

2 Responses to “Why keeping makeup too long can be dangerous”

  1. Joy says:

    “According to the news source, you should aim to replace liquid-based makeup after approximately 90 days.”

    Really? The only one who’ll benefit from this is retailers. And is the source unaware that powders can be sanitized?

  2. simona says:

    I think only the adequate care can do the work for you:-). Simona
    http://www.simonavankova.com

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